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Author Topic: How long does it take to rotoscope?  (Read 7896 times)
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« on: March 10, 2009, 03:30:38 AM »

I just got done working on a project for our collage basketball team and it took me about 16 hours to roto one of the players for a 3 second shot as he ran up to the hoop then dropped the ball in. The shot was full of movement (legs going behind the body, fabric from his shorts flapping around, etc) and I just have no idea whether I'm slow or not? It was a good roto with little to no obvious chatter. I know roto is the most time drooling part of any compositing job so I'm just trying to get an idea of where I sit on the speed totem poll.

I have done a number of projects but I've never done one with multiple compositers working at the same time. I was usually the head FX guy working with a lot of people who didn't have much experience with effects.

I have done lots and lots of roto work and I do use a bunch of smaller pieces put together.  I'm really just trying to figure out how fast I am.

Thanks for the insight,

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009, 02:32:02 AM »

Hi Michael,

Good question, unfortunately every roto job has it's own unique set of challenges so your question can be difficult to answer without more details.

Sounds like you did a thorough job on a pretty complex rotoscoping job so 16 hours sounds pretty good to me. 

Would you be able to share a clip of your work so I can get a better idea of the challenges that you faced?

Thanks for sharing!



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